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Skyline Queen on the Chicago River with our Riverside Gardens box office in the background.
Chicago's only 3D Fireworks Cruise plus neon light wands for Chicago By Night! Cruise
Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline debuts the city’s first and only 3D Fireworks Cruise experience on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1 and continuing through September 2, 2013. Additionally, Mercury will be providing complimentary neon light wands to passengers aboard its Chicago by Night! Cruise. The complimentary 3D glasses and light wands for each passenger will add a new dimension of fun to both the fireworks and evening cruise experiences. Cruises depart from the Riverside Gardens dock at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
Fourth generation comes aboard with unique vision to expand iconic brand
Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline is Chicago’s oldest, continuous sightseeing boat company showcasing Chicago’s architectural, historical and maritime sights to millions of passengers. What began as a one-boat operation, founded by Portuguese immigrant, Arthur Agra, in the 1930s has now grown to two companies and a fleet of six vessels. Mercury is owned and operated by third-generation owner Bob Agra, Jr and his wife Holly. Bob Agra, III brings a fourth-generation energy and unique vision to the company along with his professional photography, marketing and social media expertise to reinforce and grow the company’s strong digital presence in Chicago’s competitive tourism marketplace.
Summer partner John Hancock Observatory returns with sky-high vista tour option
The family-friendly 90-minute Urban Adventure Cruise aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline offers a refreshing and relaxing way to experience one of the most spectacular views of Chicago. Departures are from the tranquil Riverside Gardens at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive, just three blocks north of the hustle and bustle of Millennium Park. The 2013 season opens Monday, April 29 continues through Monday, October 7. Returning for 2013 is the popular money-saving tour option from summer tour partner the John Hancock Observatory which provides a sky-high vista of Chicago.
Young passengers hoist water buckets, float balloons, play with seesaws all for fun and learning
Hoisting water buckets; floating inflated balloons; playing with a seesaw and checking out slimy creatures are all part of the “Science is Fun” Cruise, the new cruise from Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline debuting Monday, April 29 at (10:00) am for school groups and summer camps with fun on-board experiments that will explore the Chicago River, its buildings and bridges during the 90-minute Chicago River cruise. “Science is Fun” is open to groups on Mondays through Wednesdays during the 2013 cruise season. Current additional cruise dates are: Wednesday, May 1; Monday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 22.
NEW THIS YEAR! Friday morning AND afternoon cruises! Buy tickets online at wackypiratecruise.com!
2013 brings TWO cruise times for Chicago’s only Wacky Pirate Cruise as Buccaneer Bob welcomes little swashbucklers back for “fun on the high seas” with activities, jokes, pirate “loot,” and more aboard the 60-minute Wacky Pirate Cruise Fridays on Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline. “Pirate Season” officially opens with the flying of the skull and cross-bones, beginning Friday, July 12, 2013 and continuing every Friday through August 23. Departures are at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm sharp from Mercury’s “Pirate Cove” at the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan.
Canine Cruisers cordially invited to visit The Shops at North Bridge on N. Michigan Avenue
A new experience awaits happy canine cruisers this summer aboard Chicago’s popular Mercury Canine Cruise opening Sunday, July 7, 2013 with a post-cruise invitation to visit The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Avenue. Plus, easy on-line ticketing for the popular cruise is now available on the new website, www.chicagocaninecruise.com. The cruise departs at 10:00 am, every Sunday, from the southeast corner and lower level of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive.